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Nar Phu Valley Trek - 26 days

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Nar Phu Valley trek offers a fascinating landscape and extension to the standard Annapurna Circuit tea house trek behind the Annapurna Himal. Opened in 2002, this イ-shaped route, largely above 3500m, explores narrow valleys towards Tibet. The peoples in these valleys have remained isolated from the Manang Valley folk for generations.

The Nar Phu valley trekking follows the Circuit for two days, then branches north at Koto into the forested Nar Khola gorge. Vegetation gradually changes to alpine and then sub-alpine scrub; favoured by both bharal (blue sheep) and snow leopards. On the 4th day it crosses glacial moraines to reach summer grazing farmlands. The village of Phu (“head of the valley,” 4400m) is the summer-home to ~40 households. There is an impressive monastery, and views, above the village.

A two day trek returns to the junction of the イ, then turns westwards, through heavily eroded gullies, to Nar Phedi The 2nd day’s trail climbs, to the village of Nar (“place of the blue sheep,” 4110m). Its 70 houses are stacked against a ridge above barley fields. Four Gompas are worth exploring.

From Nar, a barren trail rises to a high camp at Kang La Phedi (4530m). A steep climb then leads to the Kang La (5320m) from where there should be excellent views of the Nar Valley to the north and the Annapurnas to the south. The descent leads to Ngawal (3615m) on the high route of the Annapurna trail.

The route then follows the Annapurna Circuit to Manang, over the Thorung La (5416m) and down to Muktinath (3760m; an important Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site); Kagbeni and Jomsom. A jeep will take you to Tatopani. Then a beautiful forested trail to Ghorepani for sunrise views of the Annapurna range from Poon Hill. Three more days of forest and farmland exploration leads to Pothana, before a short walk to Phedi and a taxi back to your hotel in Pokhara.

Spring (March - April) and Autumn (September - November) are the best time to trek, though our adventure team operates the trek year around. This trek requires fitness, good boots, warm clothing and sleeping bag plus a day pack, sunscreen and camera. Our trek includes transport, hotels, two-man tents with mattresses, meals and drinking water.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)
  • Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat (1,100m/3,608 ft): 8-10 hrs
  • Day 04: Jagat - Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 5-6 hrs
  • Day 05: Dharapani - Koto (2,610m/8,7,00ft): 5-6 hrs
  • Day 06: Koto - Dharmasala (3,230m/10,595ft): 4-5 hrs trek
  • Day 07: Dharmasala – Kyang (3,740m /12,400ft): 5-6 hrs trek
  • Day 08: Kyang – Phu village (4,050m/ 13,500 ft): 3-4 hrs
  • Day 09: Phu village excursion day.
  • Day 10: Phu Village – Nar Phedi (3,850m /12,800ft): 5-6 hrs
  • Day 11: Nar Phedi – Nar village (4,150m /13,800ft): 4-5 hrs
  • Day 12: Nar village excursion day
  • Day 13: Nar village – Kang La (5,320 m/17,700ft) – Ngawal (3,615 m/12,000 ft): 6-7 hrs
  • Day 14: Ngawal – Manang (3,550 m/11,800 ft): 5-6 hrs
  • Day 15: Manang: Rest Day
  • Day 16: Manang -Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3-4 hrs
  • Day 17: Yak Kharka - Thorung Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3-4 hrs
  • Day 18: Thorung Phedi – Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft): 8-10 hrs
  • Day 19: Drive Muktinath- Tatopani (1,200m/3,937ft): 6-8 hrs
  • Day 20: Tatopani –Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft): 7-8 hrs
  • Day 21: Poon hill hike (3,210m/10,528ft), and trek to Tadapani (2,520m/8,268ft): 6-7 hrs
  • Day 22: Tadapani - Ghandruk (1,950m/6,398ft): 3-4 hrs
  • Day 23: Ghandruk - Pothana (1,910m/6,266ft): 5-6 hrs
  • Day 24: Short trek to Phedi & drive back to Pokhara (9,10m/ 2,986ft): 3-4 hrs trek, 40 min drive
  • Day 25: Pokhara - Kathmandu 5-6 hrs by bus
  • Day 26: Final departure.

Check List

  • Reading/writing material
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Health requirements arranged
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Mountain Mart Trek in Kathmandu 
  • Light weight Towel
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat/bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore tex
  • Scarf
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by MMT in Kathmandu)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months.
  • T Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Pants - lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Thermals upper and lower
  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing - thermals.

Nar-Phu Valley Trekking Detail Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

    Our Mountain Mart Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Please, look for our Treks and Expeditions play card. Transfer to hotel, introduce your trekking guide and check the necessities. Afternoon stroll Tourist colourful market Thamel down town.

    Overnight in Kathmandu at Boutique Hotel with breakfast

  • Day 02: Full day Kathmandu City excursion

    After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple. Your day tour ends Kathmandu Durbar Square Showcasing living goddess Kumari Temple, Nautale Durbar, the Kaal Bhairav, the Swet Bhairav, the freak Street and more.

    Overnight in Kathmandu at Boutique Hotel with breakfast

  • Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat (1100m/3608 ft) 8-10 hrs

    Long drive begin very early 07:00 AM to the trek starting point. Jagat. The road follows down stream through the family most populist rafting river Trishuli with the spectacular view of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and boundless nature beauties. The drive continues via Besi Shahar dead end of black top( circuit trek start point before the road built) and follow the bumpy road up stream of Marashyandi river passing typical village en route with breathtaking view of Syange waterfall. Final drive of the day cross the cliff face to the stone village of Jagat, perched strategically in a steep-sided valley and looking far all the world like the toilstation for the Tibetan salt trade that it was.

    Overnight In Jagat at Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 04: Jagat - Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft) 5-6 hrs

    After breakfast,the trail descends and climbs through rocky forest to Tibetan tiny village Chamje cross the suspension bridge over Marshyandi river, then steadily uphill to Tal (1700m), a former lakebed. The trail continues through barley, wheat and potato fields along pine forests past the village of Kodo taking us to Dharapani, which is one of the big Tibetan village in the Manang valley.

    Overnight In Dharapani at Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 05: Dharapani - Koto (2,610m/8,700ft) 5-6 hrs

    Today we negotiate a few steep forested ridges along with several landslides en route on the west of the deep valley. We should not forget to look up though, as we will be treated to some of the most sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft) while approach nearby large mani wall of Chame.. Small hot springs add relief on our long day hard trek.

    Overnight in Koto at Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 06: Koto - Dharmasala (3,230m/11ft) 4-5 hrs

    Trail cross the suspension bridge over Marshyandi River and head up true right side of the Nar-Phu Khola. Trek continues through the dense forested gorge looking behind for superb view of Annapurna range, which climbs of steeply above the river to silent forest of vertical world cliff , pine and bamboo forest. Cross another suspension bridge of the day, pass Hulaki Odar at 3060 m (Postman cave) to a small hot spring. Here after the trail ducks dramatically under a waterfall to arrive Dharmasala.

    Overnight stay in Dharmashala at Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 07: Dharmasala – Kyang (3740m /12400ft) 5-6 hrs

    After Dharmasala trail climbs passing the sheep shelter to Chorten at 3540m. Continue wide bowl, past abandoned barley field to the winter settlement Meta at 3650m. Traverse the Meta bowl to reach the chorten on the northern side. A short walk brings you to a trail junction which has clear view of Nar valley with monastery and chorten. Trail continues to Jhunam at 3640m which was the base of Khmapa rebel arms in the late 1960s. Passing many chortens, uphill and downhill finally, we arrive winter settlement of Phu valley Kyang.

    Overnight stay in Kyang at Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner .

  • Day 08: Kyang – Phu village (4050m/ 13500 ft) 3-4 hrs

    After Kyang, we gradually enter into less trees and trail continues through gorge of Phu Khola. Pass but not cross the wooden bridge and ascending short staircases past a smooth eroded rock. Keep an eye out for blue sheep grazing on the khaki hill. The trail edges a long the eroded hillside past Phupi Gyalgen Gate to descend to the collection of chorten beside the bridge. Continue passing a mani wall and some caves high on the far cliffto reach the suspension bridge. Campsite is just across the Phu village.

    Overnight in Phu village at Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 09: Phu village excursion day

    We hike up either to the summer pasture Ngoru Kharka or to Himlung Base Camp for the magnificent view of Mt Himlung (7125m) to acclimatize and physical fitness to Kang La pass. Explore local culture with awesome life style and visit the most famous Tashi Lhokhang gompa at 4150m. ‘Phu’ means ‘Head of the Valley’ and the 6364m pyramid shaped mountain to the north is named Bhrikuti after a Nepali wife of Tibetan king Songtseng Gompo beyond is Tibet. Phu village is snow bounded almost completely deserted in winter.

    Overnight in Phu village at Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 10: Phu Village – Nar Phedi (3850m /12800ft) 5-6 hrs

    Retrace to Khyang and Jhunam to trail junction which has clear view of Nar. The trail then drops and pass fantasticallyeroded hoodoos over sandy gulesconected by bridge like platform. Look for the ruined Zampa Cho Dzong (a dzong isa a fort: zampa is Tibetan for bridge) Cross the bridge to Nar Phedi campsite.

    Overnight stay in Nar Phedi at Yak Herder Shelter
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 11: Nar Phedi – Nar village (4150m /13800ft) 4-5 hrs

    Trail ascends up as we start our day wail with the view of Kkangarun peak passing Nar gate and collection of mani stone. The trail curves facing fantastic view of Pisang peak. A simple porter shelter with 10 chortens makes a possible campsite, turn to the corner then you will see Nar village curving around barley field in a natural bowl. Nar a home for bluesheep is larger than Phu village.

    Overnight stay in Nar Village at Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 12: Nar village excursion day

    Explore village with the horizon dominated view of Kangaru Himal and Pisang peak. Visit Guru Cholling Gompa on the top of the village and similarly Samten Polgye Ling, Kunsel Dochen choling Gompa and Samdru Choling. Take complete rest and get prepare to next day long walk to Kang La pass.

    Overnight in Nar Village at Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 13: Nar village – Kang La (5320 m/17700ft)- Ngawal (3615 m/12000 ft) 6-7 hrs

    Trail leads through the village with the superb view of Pisang Peak to yak grazing alps. Traverse Yak pastures and descend to the head of the valley. Pass a small flat land of Jhambu Kharka alos known as Kang La Phedi. Cross a stream on a long bridge and climb steeply on Z –shaped path to chorten before curving into the bridge ahead. Climb consciously along the small frozen lake to the pass with the breathtaking view of Pisang Peak and rewarded with the incredible view over the Annapurna range. Descend down overlooking the picturesque landscape and cinerary which past Yak and sheep shelter finally brings you Ngawal after long day walk.

    Overnight in Ngawal at Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 14: Ngawal – Manang (3550 m/11800 ft) 5-6 hrs

    Today we follow the Annapurna trail. It’s a easy day to Manang with the superb view of Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Gandarba chuli and Pisang Peak on the background. We pass a famous and huge Braga monastery built in 17th century. While we waiting for Lunch, makes worth to visit Gompa on the side of the cliff. After Lunch short walk through the upstream of the Marshyangdi River to large modern village Manang with cozy Guest Houses.

    Overnight stay in Manang at Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 15: Manang: Rest Day

    Today is the scheduled acclimatization day. It is not recommended to stay idle but a short walk to higher altitude is suggested to get acclimatized with the altitude. This is the perfect place to do that as the next two days will be very challenging and tiring trek for us with rapid gain in altitude. We should never be confident with the altitude and always be cautious. Bhojo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake is worth visiting sites from acclimatization point of view. Also worth visiting to the Himalayan Rescue Association after 03:00 PM where we can get some ideas about Mountain Sickness awerness.

    Overnight in Manang at Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 16: Manang -Yak Kharka [4,110m/13,484ft]: 3-4 hrs

    From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. The trail follows this valley northward, passing a few pastures, a scrub of juniper trees, as it steadily gains elevation. The trail passes near the small village of Ghunsang, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. Then the trail goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. After crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Little but gradual ascent is the key to avoid altitude sickness.

    Overnight in Yak Karka at Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 17 : Yak Kharka - Thorong Phedi [4,600m/15,092ft]: 3-4 hrs

    We make our way to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi. Cross the river at 4310m then climb up through desolate scenery to Thorong Phedi is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. This place use to say base camp and some of trekkers also attempt a hike to the High Camp, this makes next day trek easier but we do not advise attempting High Camp and overnight there because sleeping in higher elivation is not really advisable. Although we will have a tough day tomorrow, we stop at Thorong Phedi so that we can sleep sound rather than a risky sleep in higher altitude at High Camp.

    Overnight in Thorong Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 18: Thorong Phedi – Muktinath [3,800/12,467ft]: 8-10 hrs

    We reach the climax of our Annapurna circle trek. It will be a lifetime unforgettable experience- crossing the famous high pass, Thorong La (5416m) Phedi means ‘foot of the hill’ and that’s exactly where it is, at the foot of the 5416m Thorong La. An early start is important to complete the mission. The trail climbs steeply and through the icy high-altitude trail though, the outstanding high Himalayan scenes are such tempting that our eyes love to watch more over the horizon than on our trail. The effort is worth while view from the top – from Annapurna along the great Barrier to the barren Kali Gandaki valley – is magnificent. We reach Muktinath just before the day light off. . Muktinath is an important pilgrimage place for both Hindus and Buddhist. The area hosts a Vishnu temple and a Monastery nearby demonstrates the religions harmony in Nepal.

    Overnight in Muktinath at Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 19: Drive Muktinath- Tatopani [1,200m/3937ft]: 6-8 hrs

    Today, as there are vehicles available (bus/jeep), we take advantage of it to drive along a plateau above the Kali Gandaki - world’s deepest gorge. We have to adjust ourselves in a public vehicle on sharing basis. The drive would not be pleasant as the road is newly constructed, still to be coal-tarred, so is bumpy and dusty though marvelous view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. . The barren landscape of this area resembles Tibetan Plateau. At some point, we have to change our vehicles too, so today is going to be an uninteresting day. Arriving Tatopani, we relax our weary muscles with a dip in one of the hot spring pools.

    Overnight in Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 20: Tatopani –Ghorepani [2,850m/9,350ft]: 7-8 hrs

    While we walk we observe the lifestyle of the people in the midland villages of Nepal. Ghara and Sikha are the villages with terraced and inclined farmlands. We gradually walk steep up to ascent Ghorepani. Passing through the Phalate and Chitre, walking through a no-habitation area through rhododendron, birch, magnolia and some meadows. As we gain height the peaks ahead look wonderful. We stay at Ghorepani to make the climb to Poon Hill (most scenic view point & photographer’s paradise) early next morning.

    Overnight in Ghorepani at Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 21: Poon hill hike (3210m/10528ft), and trek to Tadapani (2,520m/8,268ft), 6-7 hrs

    An early morning start for 45 minutes hike up to Poon hill (3210m/10530ft), the route offers the glimpse of the pleasant rhododendron forest. This brilliant viewpoint provides us an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and wised range of Annapurna Himalayas including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu. After a great time in Poon Hill, trek back to Ghorepani, breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani.

    Overnight in Tadapani at Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 22: Tadapani - Ghandruk (1,950m/6,398ft), 3-4 hrs

    Today, we have short and pleasant walking day through the forested and downhill path most of the way with occasional view of the Mountain leads us through the gradual path most of the trail to Ghandrung village for overnight stop. This is heavily settled Gurung village, a modern sample clean and modern village of Nepal and explore the surrounding area, visit typical museum and simply relax at the hotel.

    Overnight in Ghandruk at Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 23: Ghandruk - Pothana(1910m/6266ft), 5-6 hrs

    The trail descends following the stone staircases to Modi Khola and cross a suspension bridge. Trail ascend immortally to Landrung village. Annapurna South, Hiuchuli and Machapuchhre (Fishtail) are clearly visible along the route. Walk continues through scattered trees, bushes and village to Tolkha. Hereafter start to ascend steady to Deurali, will takes approximately two hours. This place has breathtaking view of Pokhara valley including Fewa Lake and present with another spectacular Himalayan scenery of Annapurna south, right flank Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri mountain, the highest mountain in the westerner Nepal. (8167m) Then the trail descends gradually through forested slippery red mud trail (during monsoon only) to Pothana.

    Overnight in Pothana at Lodge
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 24: Short trek to Phedi & drive to Pokhara (910m/ 2986ft), 3-4 hrs

    Last day of the trek. It’s an easy walk through the ridge about an hour with the fantastic view of right flank Annapurna range to another large village Dhampus. Trail descend down through scattered village and paddy field. Continue drop to Phedi (Pokhara, Baglung, Highway) Finish the trek before lunch an short drive to Pokhara (22KM, 40 minutes)

    Overnight stay in Pokhara at 2 star Hotel with Breakfast
    Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Day 25: Pokhara - Kathmandu (1300m /4,264ft), 5-6hrs drive

    Morning after breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu by SUV private car through the countryside sub-tropical sceneries for 4-5 hrs. Check in to Hotel and free afternoon.

    Overnight in Kathmandu at Boutique Hotel with breakfast

  • Day 26: Final departure

    After breakfast, transfer to international airport and fly to onward destination.

Cost Inclusive:

  • All airport/Hotel transfers
  • Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast
  • Kathmandu city tour by private car 
  • Nar Phu valley special trekking permit and ACAP permit 
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • Private transport to Beshi Shahar and share jeep to Jagat 
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
  • Supplementary snacks (energy bar, cookies and seasonal fresh fruits) 
  • Hot drinks (Tea & Coffee)
  • Safe Drinking water
  • Share Jeep transport Muktinath to Tatopani 
  • 2 star Hotel in Pokhara for 2 nights on BB plan
  • All mountain accommodation; private twin sharing room 
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment such as down filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag
  • Private comfortable car Pokhara-Kathmandu 

Cost Exclusive:

  • City entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Boiled water 
  • Hot shower 
  • Wi-Fi
  • Electronic device recharge 
  • Bottled drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping 

Trip Information Section


Eating is a big part of Holiday. Travelling with Mountain Mart Trek, you experience the vast array of wonderful food Nepalese, Chinese, Continental, Italian and several local cuisines. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before run off stuck. Its a week or more days hard work to porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants en-route.


A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most Tea Houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually hassolar lighting.
Most teahouses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this.

Drinking water:

Mountain Mart Trek provides unlimited chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All tea houses have mineral water and boiled water for trekkers upon additional cost. We discourage the purchase of Mineral water and bottled water while on the Trek as plastic bottles aredifficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem

Route Map

Mountain Mart Trek offers you complementary route map and T-shirt

What to take

This is a very active trip, meaning you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry 15 kgs per trekker means 30 kgs from 2 trekkers . Unnecessary luggage can left in Kathmandu Hotel and its absolutely free of cost. .

Important to note:

Please read the Checklist section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.

Why Travel with Us?

Our outdoor staffs are fully insured and well equipped. MMT offers attractive salary packages to guides, porters and other trekking staffs. We also pay sustainable salaries/wages during low season when no work is available. Our porters may carry a maximum mass of 30 kilograms.

We have extensive logistical experience in both individual and group tour operations. We customize your holdiay as per requirment and  always endeavour to meet ultimate expetation. MMT tour operaters are professionalize in Nepal trekking, high adventure passes, climbing and mountaineering, cultural tours, white water rafting and many more.

Safety and trip comfort are no compromises and top priorities of the company inclusively to both clients and trekking crews. Our trekking leaders are pharmacy trained and have considerable knowledge on AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) from different training workshops conducted by HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association), KEEP (Kathmandu Education Invironment Project) and TAAN (Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal) . We believe health is wealth:  Guides and porters are fully insured and sufficient trekking gear is supplied by MMT.  Emergency First Aid Kits are carried by trek leaders for health support for clients and trekking staff.  We are constantly in communication with our trek leaders about weather issues which might influence trips.

We are an independent ultimate outdoor adventure team, based in Nepal, who explore and experience the unspoiled flora, fauna and landscapes of the towering Himalayas as well as the treasures of myth and legend of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Mountain Mart Treks offers a splendid alternative solution for adventure, fun, research, and eco tourism to these South Asian countries. We believe each our happy client is our next trek.

Mountain Mart Trek has numerous fixed departures trekking tours to match several travelers. Besides, we also offer customize guaranteed departure dates upon your advice and make happen comfortably. MMT will organize treks for groups with specific interests and will adjust itineraries for groups with age-specific requirements. Group sizes can range from a single trekker up to a maximum of 10 people

Our trekking team has more than 20 years route experiences in remote adventure, peak climbing, expeditions, culture and nature research, whatever your condition we will help you to achieve your final goal. We believe in adventure beyond the fun.   We are more specialized in unbeaten and unspoiled nature finder trekking operator..

Our prices are extremely competitive and our service will touch your feelings. We have a good business relationship with domestic and international airlines, hotels and resorts and are the sole agents for several treks and tours. We guarantee fair prices and top class unexpected Services.We offer a transparent travel service and no hidden costs will hit our clients during their trip.

MMT offers a one stop travel solution and is proud to inform our valued clients that all types of travel service, including international air bookings, visa services for India, Tibet, Bhutan, and China are on offer. Apart from trekking, we are the sole agents for mountain climbing expeditions, white water rafting, wildlife safaris, cultural tours, bird watching tours as well as budget and group tours to Tibet and Bhutan

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Frequently Asked Questions Section

  • Foreigners other than Indian citizen, who intend to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport prior to apply for a Nepal visa. The passport must have six months validity from the date of arrival. Travelers can obtain a Nepalese visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, or at a border immigration office. One recent copy of a passport size color photo is required to apply for Tourist Visa to Nepal.

    Visa Fees: 

    • The fees payable only in USD dollars for obtaining a visa on arrival at any border are as follows:
    • A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days: US$ 25 payable only in USD dollars.
    • A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days: US$ 40 payable only in USD dollars
    • A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days: US$ 100 payable only in USD dollars
  • Yes, our Airport Representative will be there to greet you outside the Terminal Hall (after you have completed passport, immigration and visa requirements) He will be displaying our Mountain Mart Treks & Expedition logo with your name on it. You will then be transferred to your hotel.

  • Mountain Mart Treks & Expeditions is all about providing you with local insights as well as adventure. With that in mind, we use a mixture of local buses and taxis, private mini buses for city sightseeing and airport pickups and sometimes land cruisers for journeys into the mountains, to and from trekking points. The choice of vehicle will also depend on the size of your group. See the “Price Includes” section for your trek’s options. All vehicles are maneuverable and flexible enabling us to take you through the narrow roads of Nepal. We carefully omit to talk about he crazy, exciting, heart thumping driving that whips you from place to place.

    Should you have special transport requests, please contact us.

  • We use standard rooms, as per our “Price Includes” section, in Kathmandu. We serve you lodge double room available in the route in sharing basis. This service provide as per trekking plan you purchased with us. Lodges are mostly in village, which allows you to buy sweets and drinks, which we do not carry with us. For Tea House (lodge) trekking you will get a double room, on shared basis, as per your trekking plan.

  • Most treks are suitable for anyone who is moderately fit. No previous experience is required. To condition yourself for trekking, some physical fitness programs such as regular walking, running, swimming, and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering a trek. Whilst on a trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before you become fully acclimatized to altitude.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner each day, as per itinerary, is included. If you have any special dietary requirements please inform us beforehand.

  • Hot showers will be available in some lodges at your own expense.

  • Electricity will not always be available, especially in more remote areas. Carry a second set of charged batteries with you – and don’t forget your adapters! Your guide will know where you will be able to charge your batteries next.

  • There are telephones in a few villages along the routes from which you can make international calls. Cell phone reception cannot be relied on in the mountains and in many regions not at all. If required, we can supply a satellite phone service. Please inform us should you need this service, which must be at your expense.

  • In most cities yes, to some extent, however once you leave the cities behind, you can only use cash. Make sure that you take sufficient Nepalese rupees for your needs in small denominations. In some places, Dollars, Euros and Pounds will be accepted.

  • It all depends on your spending habits. 15 to 20 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, souvenir shopping of local crafts when available and a few drinks. You can buy these things only in certain villages.

  • Tips are always expected. It is good to tip trekking staff at the end of a trek. The standard recommendation for tipping is for each person, in a group of 10 or more persons, to tip the guide US$ 10 per day and each porter US$ 3 per day. For groups of one or two persons and above USD$ 12 per day for guide and USD$ 5 for porter is recommended.

  • Please bring a water bottle to fill with purified water. We will provide you with purified water to each day. So you don’t need anything unless you want to bring your own water purifier (If so, please inform us beforehand). You can also buy mineral water in some villages along the trail.

  • All stuff what you have are not necessary to take to trekking as this makes your porter extra heavy and things can be lost and damaged during the trek. You can leave such stuff at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Mountain Mart Trekking store. Luggage storage facility is absolutely free of cost.

  • We plan each trek to depart at our customer’s convenience. Usually, a day or two after you fly into Kathmandu; spend a day or two in the capital, meeting the team, checking on all the gear and then departing after breakfast on the prearranged day.

  • A valid Passport – which must be valid for at least 6 months after you return from your tour. It needs to contain few blank pages. Bring minimum five copies of passport size photos to issue your arrival Nepal visa (which is payable only on USD cash) and trekking permits

    • Travel insurance; keep a separate photocopy with Mountain Mart Trek and into your main baggage.
    • Cash and Traveler’s Checks: keep serial numbers and proof of purchase separately.
    • Flight tickets
    • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.
    • Passport photos:
      • One for your Nepal entry visa at the airport.
      • Four for your trekking permit and more photos for a multiple entry visa for onward trips to your next port.
    • Visa fees are:
    • US$ 25/40/100 for 15 days/30 days/90 days multiple entry that is payable only in USD cash. Maximum number of days should be included in the section about extending a trek.
    • Departure taxes are included in flight tickets to any destination since 2005.
  • Yes, our company insures all our trekking staff: guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters.

  • Whilst on a trek, our porters will take care of your luggage service as per the “Price Includes” section. Your porter may carry a maximum of 15kg of luggage per person, in a soft bag A porter carries two trekkers’ bags (30kg).All you need to carry is your small day bag with personal belongings, camera, water, sun cream and sufficient warm and rain clothing for the day.

  • Weather in the Himalayas is notoriously difficult to predict: expect the unexpected. Nights are generally much cooler than the day. In winter (December to February) nights can be cold while days are beautiful (and warm when the sun is out). Snow can fall at any time of the year. Temperatures can range from 15°C to 25°C above 5000m. It is important to stay warm and dry in any conditions – so carry sufficient gear in you pack each day.

  • Yes, providing your group size meets tour agreed minimum, we include a free place for a leader, company representative and teacher.

    • 16 participants in a group – get free trekking packages for one leader.
    • 25 participants in a group – get free trekking package for two persons.
    • 40 participants in a group – get free trekking packages for three persons.
  • The safety and well-being of our clients is our first priority. Whilst acknowledging that there are inherent risks in all travel that can never be totally eliminated, we endeavor to minimize any risks or dangers that have the potential to lead to any more than reasonable level of physical or emotional distress for our clients, staff and partners.

    We aim to do this by:

    • Ensuring the chosen itinerary is appropriate for your group.
    • Seeking medical assurance from you that medical advisor prior to trekking departure to ensure all travellers are suitable for the challenge ahead
    • Ensuring that our guides are all first aid trained, carry a comprehensive first-aid kit and are fully competent in handling emergency evacuation procedures
    • Ensuring that our guides carry mobile or satellite phones: Mobile or satellite phone communication is available on most trekking routes which provide direct access to our company.
    • Providing a doctor to escort all school trekking groups and on request for charity challenges. Insisting that a complete risk assessment be provided prior travel and trek.
    • Requiring each client to complete and sign our risk assessment form prior to departure for a trek. Insisting that travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers and trekkers. Insurance documentation to be provided prior to any trek.
  • A trekking holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along the route we can add days at your request (with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food if given sufficient time to make the arrangements.

  • Yes, there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trek. Please browse our trip extension on home page and the following suggestions offer a few possibilities:

    • Everest Flight – A one hour early morning flight to see Mt Everest and its surrounding peaks. A ticket
    • includes the flight plus transfers to and from the airport (weather permitting).
    • Trisuli River Rafting – A one or two day package, including return road transport.
    • Chitwan Jungle Safari Package – 2 nights 3 days. Longer trips are also available.
    • Kathmandu City Tour
    • Meditation Tour- 2/3 days
    • Tibet Tour
    • Bhutan Tour
    • India Tour
    • Volunteering at a School in a Village.

Please contact us for more ideas and information: whatever your interests?

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